Catalyse associates also include experienced researchers who can be commissioned to support or develop small or large-scale projects, offer advice on project evaluation, or provide routine service audit.
As an example, we conducted an evaluation of a CAT Case Management approach being used within the Liverpool Waves of Hope project led by Plus Dane Housing. This project was funded through the Big Lottery and supported people with multiple and complex needs. Dr Karen Shannon and Professor Glenys Parry presented on this evaluation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) conference in September 2017.
We were also pleased to collaborate with ACAT in offering two joint research conferences on 13 April 2018 – Encouraging to Engaged – A One Day Conference for CAT Practitioners. and on 1 March the following year – The Research Journey From Start to Finish – Motivating-to-Motivated.
These events brought together a host of active CAT researchers to share their work with others in the CAT community and provided opportunities for participants to build skills and confidence in research. ACAT chair Alison Jenaway wrote a blog reflecting on the first joint research conference: read Alison’s blog here.
If you want to discuss ways in which we can support research, evaluation and audit in your organisation, contact us for further details.